Guns have existed in various forms for hundreds of years, and few objects have had such an immense impact on world history. Firearms traces their evolution-from the hand-held weapons of ancient humans to the medieval guns of China to modern assault rifles and hunting tools. This rich and surprising story uncovers centuries of trial and…


Do you spend your weekends scouring flea markets, rummaging through thrift stores and seeking out yard sales in search of gorgeous vintage finds? If the answer is yes then this is the book you’ve been waiting for. This combination of brilliant reference book and useful notebook is a must for all bargain hunters. With great…


From celebrated artist Lora S. Irish comes a treasure trove of small and beautiful patterns for crafters of all mediums. Perfect for carving, woodburning, painting, quilting and more, the patterns are provided in two detailed varieties: a line drawing for transferring and a shaded variety for illustrating depth and shadow. For new carvers Irish demonstrates…


This is the ultimate guide to creating practical, stylish storage solutions for virtually any room in your home. The projects include: CD/DVD storage unit; Bunk Beds; Under-bed drawer; Wine rack; Kitchen cabinets; Medicine Cabinets; and many more. Filled with practical and easy-to-understand expert advice and information, this superbly illustrated volume provides readers with 36 unique…


We are so familiar with the features of our homes – the rooms, fixtures and myriad little decorative details – that we have forgotten how to look at them. We might explore a church, read a book or watch a film, and attempt to decode its symbols and references, but we rarely look at our…